Measurements of the branching fractions of B+ -> p(p)over-barK(+) decays

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The branching fractions of the decay B+ -> p (p) over barK(+) for different intermediate states are measured using data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb(-1), collected by the LHCb experiment. The total branching fraction, its charmless component (M-p (p) over bar _ < 2.85 GeV/c(2)) and the branching fractions via the resonant c<(c)over bar> c states eta c(1S) and psi(2S) relative to the decay via a J/psi intermediate state areB(B+ -> p (p) over bar K+)(total)/B(B+ -> J/psi K+ -> p (p) over barK(+))= 4.91 +/- 0.19 (stat) +/- 0.14 (syst),B(B+ -> p (p) over bar K+) M-P (p) over bar<2.85 GeV/(2)/B(B+ -> J/psi K+ -> p<(p)over bar>K+)= 2.02 +/- 0.10 (stat) +/- 0.08 (syst),B(B+ -> eta(c) (1S)K+ -> p<(pover bar>K+)/B(B+ -> J/psi K+ -> p (p) over barK(+))=0.578 +/- 0.035 (stat) +/- 0.027 (syst),B(B+ -> psi(2S)K+ -> p (p) over barK(+) )/B(B+ -> J/psi K+ -> p (p) over barK(+))= 0.080 +/- 0.012 (stat) +/- 0.009 (syst).Upper limits on the B+ branching fractions into the eta(c)(2S) meson and into the charmonium-like states X(3872) and X(3915) are also obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2462
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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